Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Greetings from Auckland! 😉
I just came back from Waiheke Island and I am typing out this post now in Esquires Coffee House which is nearby to the hotel that I am staying at.
Had a lovely brunch to kickstart my day in New Zealand. Soft and fluffy toast and crispy on the outside. Yum yum..
I took the ferry from Queen’s Wharf and the return ferry ticket costs me NZD35.
Arrived at Waiheke Island after a 35 minutes ferry ride. I rented a bike from the bicycle shop near the wharf and it costs NZD30 for the one day bike rental. It was a painful decision cos it was so tiring to cycle uphill. An alternative is to buy the hop-on hop-off bus for NZD22 to explore the island.
Here are some flower shots that I took with my first try on manual focus.
I am quite contented with the photos. 🙂
Enjoy a slower pace of life when you are here… Just pause and listen to the musical sounds of birds chirping, ocean waves and winds rattling the leaves… You will be amazed at the peace that comes with it.
Waiheke Island is a lovely place for retirement and it would be nice to have a house by the beach, waking up to the sound of ocean waves. Sitting on a bench holding hands with your soulmate, enjoying the sea view and each other’s company… Sweet sweet love, isn’t it?
Waiheke Island is also known as the ‘Island of Wine‘ and famous for its great New Zealand’s wine.
And of cos…Got to buy a bottle of locally produced wine when I am in one of the world’s most exclusive wine growing regions.. 😉